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January lobbying picks up from holiday slump

News|By Beatrice Paez
Unifor president Jerry Dias says union representatives 'spent the lion’s share' of their time pressing the government to move forward on a rescue package for the aerospace and airline sectors.
Adaptability and a large Rolodex made the difference for those seeking access and influence as conversations migrated online over Zoom, say lobbyists.
News|By Alice Chen
'I don’t really see this as a benefit to hotels because of the incredible applications in logistics that would have to occur,' says Conservative transport critic Stephanie Kusie.
Mr. Bains, who was lobbied 214 times in 2020, took the top spot from the 2019 leader, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
'Justice' could have been delivered by a single assassin or one mass bombing raid on the camp of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s leader, tucked away deep in the Afghan hills.
While funding programs will be critical, equally important will be specific investments to build the capacity of small businesses to prioritize this work and modify their business activities to reduce their carbon emissi
We need governments—especially Biden's American government—to lead in what is probably our last chance to escape climate catastrophe.
Plus, the Federal Court of Appeal overturns the suspension of the refugee pact between Canada and the United States, siding with the government.
Financial support for digital literacy will bolster the digital citizenship of young Canadians, equipping them with the skills to shape the values of their online communities.
The government’s time allocation motion will cut off debate on Bill C-15 after just a few speeches.
Last July, a landmark Federal Court ruling declared the 17-year-old refugee pact violated the Charter. Today, the appeal court disagreed, and so the treaty will remain in effect.
News|By Beatrice Paez
What is and isn’t considered a subsidy is politically charged. The government and industry are both likely to dispute or take issue with the inclusion of some, or many, of the programs to the group's tally. 
Plus, Liberal MP Will Amos admits to an ‘unfortunate mistake’ where he appeared yesterday in his birthday suit on other MP’s screens in what one observed was a first for virtual Parliament.
Opinion|By Mark Wegierski
Instead of opposing Green philosophy, Conservatives should be looking at what genuinely Conservative and Green ideas have in common.
Opinion|By Alma Brooks
Invite us to the table. End the discrimination. And respectfully use a distinction-based approach when it is needed. Not as a blanket approach to exclude women and gender diverse people or other relevant stakeholders.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Is it possible to turn all this around? Sure, it is. But Conservatives must first start to believe in themselves and in their values.
News|By Palak Mangat
While gaining a change in immigration status can be ‘transformational,’ the new policy does not go far enough as it excludes those not proficient in English or French, says one expert.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The death of any public figure is a time for reflection, and I feel sympathy for the Queen at the loss of her husband. But in this outpouring of grief, we have come across as a colony rather than an independent country.
News|By Neil Moss
'I think [the Canadian government] needs to demonstrate a stronger case that there is a real security problem and it has never been able to do so,' says former diplomat Daniel Livermore.
The countries that recover fastest from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will better serve their citizens for decades to come.
Ontario ISG Senator Rosemary Moodie says the new group shows the ‘significant investment’ the Senate is putting into pursuing ‘meaningful improvement.’
Opinion|By Warren Mabee
The onset of COVID-19 has resulted in some significant changes to infrastructure spending in Canada, which could be applied to health and education infrastructure, transport, and disaster mitigation.
Infrastructure projects often require the use of landscapes both inside and adjacent to large urban centres, such as with drinking water and stormwater management, transportation systems, and energy corridors.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Stewart Wheeler says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's virtual meeting with new U.S. President Joe Biden was a way to use technology to start building a relationship with the new administration.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The gender entitlement to leadership and decision-making is costing lives. This patriarchal approach to who is catapulted into the position to make these bad decisions is a feature, not a bug.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, a new videographer has been hired by the Prime Minister’s Office, and Julie Robinson has been promoted to deputy director of human resources.
With such a lukewarm commitment, the world may very well see another plague make a deadly comeback soon.
More interim office space will be needed to house Senators who are set to be displaced by future renovation projects in the Parliamentary Precinct.
Opinion|By Matti Siemiatycki
Transit-oriented communities co-locate housing, jobs, retail, public services, and recreational opportunities close to transit stations, creating mutual benefits.
News|By Alice Chen
New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.

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